My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing.
I am sure a lot of other members in this house and in the other place are involved in our electorate with issues around disability, access to services and facilities, and a range of aspects.
But in particular for regional MPs the issues of geographic distance and isolation often compound issues that people already experience in respect of disability. My office has been working with a number of groups in Portland and Warrnambool. There are different issues, but I am particularly wedded to a group of parents who are very concerned about their adult children and the living arrangements that they need to find in order for the parents to move on.
Indeed once the parents pass they need to have a living arrangement that is going to work for them.
I am seeking an opportunity for the minister to come down to the south-west region next month to meet with constituents who have disabilities and also the parents of children who have disabilities.
I also would like him to attend a forum in Warrnambool to get feedback on the national disability insurance scheme and a whole range of other issues.
The action I seek is for the minister to come down to the south-west as soon as practicable, and definitely next month, so that he can have firsthand knowledge and also see the facilities or the lack thereof and what needs to be rectified in the region.